Porsche Releases 997 GT3 RSR Details
The new 997 GT3 RSR, set to make its debut at the Spa 24 Hours, incorporates the following improvements compared to the 996 model:

  • wider rear fenders and rear track
  • 1,225 kg weight, which allows for two inch-wider rear wheels (14 inches)
  • lower the center of gravity
  • improved aerodynamic efficiency (by seven percent)
  • body stiffness increased by 10 per cent
  • 3.8-litre, flat six produces 485 hp at 8,400 revs per minute (with two 30.0 mm restrictors)
  • maximum torque is 435 Nm at 7,250 rpm
  • a redesigned sequential six-speed dog-type transmission, which reduces the drive shaft angle

Complete specifications will be released shortly.

"This is not just an update of an existing race car," said Uwe Brettel, President of Porsche Motorsport North America. "We have taken all our production-based racing and sports car expertise, from the 550 Spyder to the Carrera GT, and all the GT3-R models since 1999, to create the best race car we can build to the existing sports car GT class rules."

 

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